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Communication Allies Guide for Gender Affirming Resources

Updated: Apr 7

This directory is a listing of gender affirming professionals in various fields supporting the gender expansive, transgender and gender non-conforming community. These include Mental Health, Community Centers, Healthcare, and Self-Care.

~Hair ~ Self-Care ~ Grooming ~ Beauty~

Light Touch Laser Hair Removal Spa

1133 Broadway, Suite 303

New York, New York


Hairrari - Gender neutral barbershop

34 East First Street

New York, NY 10003


~Gender Affirming Healthcare~

Planned Parenthood

PP offers gender affirming health care services. They are committed to decreasing barriers to health care for transgender, gender nonconforming, and non-binary patients.

Services include:

  • Gender affirming hormone therapy for individuals aged 17 and older (under 18 requires parent/guardian consent)

  • Self-injection training

  • Resources and referrals for primary care, mental health, surgery, dental care, legal services, electrolysis, support groups, and more

  • Sensitive sexual and reproductive health care

PP follows the Informed Consent model so patients do not need a mental health referral to

receive services. Their gender affirming care services are available in all our health centers through in-person and Telehealth visits.

Northwell Health LGBTQ Transgender Program

Offers primary care, mental health services, gender affirming endocrine care (HRT), and

HIV prevention (PrEP)

410 Lakeville Road

Suite 100

New Hyde Park, New York 11042

(516) 622-5195

Erin’s Informed Consent HRT Map of US. Erin lists every informed consent hormone therapy clinic for transgender people:



Website with multiple entries on how to style, LGBTQ living, etc.

Great entry on styling for masculine or androgynous look:

Shoes Buying guide

~Mental Health~

Nyx Melody, LMHC

We specialize in working with queer, trans, poly, kinky, and BIPOC clients navigating mental health and life challenges. Each provider has different niches including but not limited to: trauma, gender, sexuality, neurodivergence, oppression, substance use, eating disorders, adolescents, etc. We are all OON providers and offer sliding scale fees ranging from $35-$180 per session ($265 for sessions with Nyx Melody).

113 University Place

11th Floor, Offices A & B

New York, NY 10003

Nikita Fernandes, MA, MHC‑LP

Psychotherapist and Sex Therapist

Tex Gibson Therapy

I specialize in providing culturally sensitive, trauma-informed, poly &kink-friendly, and queen-affirming therapy. What makes me really excited about my work is that I get to build meaningful relationships with my clients.


Long Island Institute of Sex Therapy

35 Roosevelt Avenue

Syosset, New York 11791


Dulcinea Pitagora, Ph.D., LCSW, CST

Offers affirming psychotherapy and sex therapy for individuals, couples, multiple-partner

relationships, and poly and leather families within the trans/gender-nonconforming/non-

binary, LGBQIA+, and sex work communities.

See team page for contact information:

Shurmatz Counseling

At Shurmatz Counseling, we strive to create an environment of hope and healing. We have therapists who specialize in a number of areas, and have intensive training in multiple evidence-based practices.

Shurmatz Counseling is based in Buffalo, NY. We offer telehealth appointments to allow us to accept clients anywhere in New York state. Our therapists specialize in serving a variety of populations, issues and interventions. We strive to create a practice that is convenient (i.e. hours of availability) , effective and affordable. We accept most insurances, and have a sliding scale available for those who qualify. Our therapists are trained in cutting-edge treatments that are best suited for a variety of problems that might be creating barriers between you and the life you want to be leading.

*This organization offers therapy with providers with experience in addressing LGBTQ+ issues


3435 Harlem Rd Cheektowaga, NY 14225

6225 Sheridan Dr., Suite 222 Amherst NY 14221

950A Union Rd, Suite 328, West Seneca, NY 14224

teletherapy available

(716) 217-6112 || (716) 249-4063

~Community Centers~

Pride for Youth (PFY)

2050 Bellmore Avenue

Bellmore, New York 11710

(516) 679-9000

Provides free and confidential services including support with housing, employment and legal issues, individual and family counseling, gender affirming services, sexual health services, services for LGBTQ+ youth and adults, services for parents and family members

services for the Latine community servicos for la comunidad Latina, social meetups and events, community education and professional trainings, and food assistance.

Their services include:

Project Thrive

Services for Transgender, non-binary and LGBTQ+ Immigrants up to age 30.

Free assistance with name and gender marker changes.

Letters of support for HRT

Asylum Support Letter for LGBTQ Immigrants seeking asylum in the US


Weekly meet-up for transgender women and trans-feminine people for socializing and discussion on a range of relevant topics including , emotional well-being, trans identity, womanhood/femininity, and sexual health.


Supportive space for people 15-30 who identify as transgender, nonbinary or questioning.

Queer Connect

Facilitates social connections for LGBTQ+ young people ages 17-30 on Long Island.

The Loft - Gay Center

252 Bryant Ave, White Plains, NY 10605.

(914) 948-2932

The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center is a non-profit institution that provides a range of services for the LGBTQ+ Community in Westchester County, NY, and the Lower Hudson Valley Region. The LOFT offers both in-person, virtual, and hybrid services, support groups, social activities, and special events like Westchester Pride, The Hudson Valley TransForum, and also runs The Trans Support of The Hudson Valley (TSHV),a program designed to assist and empower TGNCNB Communities across the lower Hudson Valley region.

~Affirming Houses of Worship~

First Presbyterian Church of Glen Cove

7 North Lane

Glen Cove, New York 11542

(516) 671-0258

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